Building Local Power

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

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At the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, we work to break the chains of monopoly power in all sectors of our economy. From challenging incumbent cable monopolies in order to promote better Internet connectivity to pointing out how Amazon pushes loca...Show More
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45:20 | Oct 31st

Host Jess Del Fiacco talks with ILSR's John Farrell and Chris Mitchell. They talk about the power outages in California brought on by PG&E's negligence and how a distributed energy system could avoid future outages and detrimental fire damage. They a...Show More

55:49 | Oct 17th

Host Stacy Mitchell is joined by Matt Stoller, fellow at the Open Markets Institute, for a conversation about Matt's new book Goliath: The 100 Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy. Stacy and Matt dive into the rise of corporate monopolies st...Show More
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39:20 | Oct 3rd

Host John Farrell talks to Berkeley city councilor Kate Harrison and affordable housing developer Sean Armstrong about why cities should help residents to switch from gas to electric for their energy needs by exercising city authority over gas hookup...Show More

34:28 | Sep 26th

This week we’re bringing you a bonus episode from our friends at the Green Dreamer podcast. Green Dreamer is a podcast for those who are yearning to live lives of vitality and fulfillment and who are dreaming of a thriving planet to call home. Green ...Show More

34:41 | Sep 19th

Host Hibba Meraay is joined by Brenda Platt, Director of ILSR's Composting for Community Initiative. Hibba and Brenda dive into the climate crisis and what communities are doing at the local level to address it. They also discuss: why scale matters i...Show More
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